zenwatch 3

ASUS said earlier this month that the company’s new ASUS ZenWatch 3 would be available sometime around early November, and now the company is making good on its promise. Just a little bit earlier than expected, the circular ASUS ZenWatch 3 Android Wear smartwatch is now available on the company’s own website…

There’s only one model available so far, this one being the ASUS ZenWatch 3 with a nice dark brown leather strap. Ordering today from ASUS website the watch is going to run you $229 plus tax, and ground shipping is free. You can have the watch at your doorstep within a day or two for a bit extra depending on where you’re located. You can also grab the watch for the same price from B&H, but it’s not clear when that retailer will be shipping.

For those out of the loop, the ASUS ZenWatch 3 was announced back IFA 2016. The Android Wear-powered smartwatch has HyperCharge technology to charge the watch to 60 percent in just 15 minutes, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 400×400.

Right now might not be the best time to grab an Android Wear watch (some Googley watches are reportedly on the horizon), but the ZenWatch 3 isn’t a terrible value if you’re in the market for a watch right now. It’s not as affordable as the first two ZenWatch models, but it does bring that nice circular display (without a flat tire!) and a build that’s a lot more premium — both in looks and materials.

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